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Fleishman reports on Draft 11n issues

Glenn Fleishman has a long piece over at Wi-Fi Networking News that expands on some of the issues I covered in my post of a few weeks ago. It also provides some new insight into some of the issues regarding 11n and its operation in the 5 GHz band.

Glenn gives props to Apple for its decision to not allow use of "wide channels", i.e. channel bonding or 40 MHz mode, in the 2.4 GHz band. It should also be noted, however, that Intel has done the same thing in its new draft 11n chipset. Buffalo Technology didn't go quite as far with its new dual-band gear, choosing only to default to 20 MHz mode in the 2.4 GHz band. It's still possible for a user to manually switch the Buffalo gear to channel-bonding mode, however.

Pitch us an article!

Thanks to all of you who have responded to my call for reviewers. I'm trying to get back to everyone, but if I don't, please accept my apologies.

As I've been wading through the responses to my previous post, it occurred to me that there's another way to approach this. If you've got an article that you'd like to write, then send me a short pitch or outline. Or even better, send me enough of the article so that I can get an idea of your writing style and see if you can grab my interest enough to make me want to read more.

Articles can be on most any networking-related topic, but our readers really like how-to's, tutorials or short articles on solving networking problems. So if you've got something you're itching to write about, send me your pitch.

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Wireless seepage

Last week's Blackhat DC Briefings included a presentation by Errata Security on "Data Seepage", most notably of the wireless kind. "Seepage" typically comes from chatty networking programs that broadcast information that can be used to launch exploits.

A slideshow of Errata's presentation and a copy of their program, including source code and Windows exe file is available here.

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